The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2022 is on show at ArtHouse Jersey at Capital House from Friday 10 February 2023 to Sunday 26 March 2023.
The exhibition reflects a broad scope of outstanding contemporary drawing practice from across the world. Showcasing over 120 shortlisted artworks from the 2022 competition, the breadth of work on offer promises to create a spectacularly diverse display.
Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize is widely regarded as the British Isles’ largest, most prestigious drawing prize and annual touring exhibition. It brings together the work of diverse artists across Britain and internationally, providing fascinating insights into drawing and creative practice in all its forms, from architecture to performance and sculpture to painting
The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize, formerly known as the Jerwood Drawing Prize, was founded in 1994 by artist and Professor Anita Taylor, Dean of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design at the University of Dundee and Director of Drawing Projects UK who was the guest of honour on the opening night. Other visiting artists include 2022 prize winners - Elisa Alaluusua (First Prize) and Gemma Thompson (Working Drawing Award). During the exhibition, Polly Bennet will be artist-in-residence at ArtHouse Jersey from 16 to 24 March, exploring the pigments that can be made from natural resources in Jersey.
The Working Drawing Award is a special category within the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize that celebrates the role of drawing within architecture, design and creative processes and is showcased at architecture firm Axis Mason at Sommerville House on Phillips Street in St Helier and will be open 10 February until 24 March 24. Viewing hours Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm.
Alongside the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize exhibition, there is a lively programme of talks, workshops and events, with something for everyone, with all booking and tickets available at ArtHouse Jersey’s Eventbrite page here. The events include:
Artist Q&A with Elisa Alaluusua and Johanna Vakkari
Friday 10 February at ArtHouse Jersey at Capital House, 5.30pm to 6.30pm. Elisa Alaluusua, winner of the 2022 Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize with her video piece the Inconceivable Line, will be in conversation with Johanna Vakkari, Vice Dean of the Academy of Fine Arts, Uniarts Helsinki, Finland to discuss the artists practice and the cultural value of drawing in contemporary society.
Saturday 11 Feb at ArtHouse Jersey at Capital House, 11am to 1pm.
Elisa Alaluusua will lead a dynamic workshop exploring the use of sketchbooks as a critical component to the creative process. Expect a fast paced and fun session where participants will fill a sketchbook in two hours. All materials provided.
Traces: Me You We Make Marks
Sunday 12 February at Greve de Lecq Barracks, 11am to 4pm.
Elisa Alaluusua will lead an explorative drawing workshop with emphasis on therapeutic aspects of mark making and traces left by the body. All materials provided.
Threaded Landscapes: Drawing with Stitch
Monday 13 February at ArtHouse Jersey at Capital House, 10am - 5pm.
Bianca Padidar will lead a stitch drawing workshop to create expressive landscapes through stitching. Participants will work with layers of papers and fabrics, collaged, appliqued and bonded as a substrate to draw upon. All materials provided.
Wednesday 22 February at ArtHouse Jersey at Capital House, 6pm to 8pm.
Poet Traci O’Dea will lead a workshop in which attendees will read ekphrastic poetry - poetry inspired by another artform - and then create their own poems inspired by drawings in the exhibition during this relaxed and supportive evening.
Poetry performance evening led by Traci O’Dea
Friday 24 February at ArtHouse Jersey at Capital House, 6pm to 8pm.
Participants from the Ekphrastic Poetry workshop led by Traci O’Dea are invited to read poems completed during the week in an informal evening event with refreshments. All are welcome.
Sketch Club Drink & Draw
Wednesday 1 March at ArtHouse Jersey at Capital House, 6pm to 8pm.
Architect Tom McAviney will host a sketch club, an informal drawing gathering open to all, at the Capital House exhibition space. Make yourselves at home amongst the many drawings in the exhibition and create your own doodles, sketches and masterpieces in an informal setting with refreshments on hand. All materials provided or bring your own.
Polly Bennett Artist Talk
Friday 17 March at ArtHouse Jersey at Capital House, 5.30 to 6.30pm.
Polly is an environmental artist who uses traditional craftsmanship and locally sourced materials in a process likened to alchemy. In 2020 she founded POLBEN’s Pigments, selling sustainable artist’s pigments and inks created from the natural materials she sources.
Pigment Making Workshop
Sunday 19 March at Greve de Lecq Barracks, 11am to 4pm.
Join artist Polly Bennett for a pigment making masterclass using natural materials found in Jersey’s landscape to create artist pigments.
Drawing with Natural Pigments
Wednesday 22 March Greve de Lecq Barracks, 6pm to 9pm.
Join artist Polly Bennett for an experimental drawing and mark-making workshop using handmade tools and natural pigments to explore the frictions between matter and surface.
Drawing into Music (performance)
Friday 24 March at ArtHouse Jersey at Capital House, 6pm to 7.30pm.
Winner of the 2022 working drawing award, Gemma Thompson will be joined by musicians Sam Sherry, Adam Sherry, and Monika Khot to perform her drawing Graphic Score for Quartet as part of our closing event with refreshments.